Minnesota Department of Transportation

511 Travel Info

News Release

May 22, 2019

Motorists are urged to use caution in work zones during Memorial Day weekend

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead before traveling Memorial Day weekend and use extra care while driving through work zones.

MnDOT will suspend work on most projects during the holiday, but motorists may encounter bypasses, lane closures and detours. Motorists should be prepared for slower moving traffic, consider using alternate routes and check www.511mn.org to get information about road construction and traffic impacts. 

Highway projects that may affect weekend travel May 24-27 include:

Twin Cities

  • I-35W Downtown to Crosstown – Northbound and southbound lane closures between I-94 and 46th Street, ramp closures
  • I-35W MnPASS North – Northbound lane closure between Roseville and Lino Lakes, southbound lanes closure between Mounds View and Arden Hills, nighttime work
  • I-35 split in Forest Lake – Lane closures, single lane traffic
  • I-35 Rush City – Northbound and southbound single lane traffic near Harris
  • I-35E Mendota Heights – Roadway reduced to one lane, alternating lane closures, ramp closures, nighttime work
  • I-494 Inver Grove Heights – Westbound lane and ramp closures

Central Minnesota

Northern Minnesota

Southern Minnesota

MnDOT urges motorists to be attentive, drive with caution, slow down in work zones and never enter a road blocked with barriers or cones.

For a complete list of projects by highway or region, visit www.mndot.gov/roadwork/current. Motorists can also stay informed about projects and other transportation topics by connecting to MnDOT via social media and signing up for email updates for major projects at www.mndot.gov/emailupdates.